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Nobody Should Pay Ransom If I’m Kidnapped, I’m Ready To Die – El-Rufai’s Wife



Nobody Should Pay Ransom If I’m Kidnapped, I'm Ready To Die – El-Rufai’s Wife

Hajia Asia El-Rufai, wife of Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has revealed that she is ready to die at the hands of kidnappers and there should be no payment of ransom if she gets kidnapped.

According to her, the payment of the ransom to the bandits serve as a motivation factor to the bandits to continue killing and abducting people and she is ready to die at the hands of the bandits if it would bring peace.

She addressed participants of a peace and security training, organized for Kaduna women by Equal Access International (EAI).

In her words: “For as long as you continue to pay ransom, it is like you are adding kerosene to fire. you are giving bandits, kidnappers money for ammunition to continue to haunt you. We should not pay ransom. This is my personal opinion.

“I have said it before and I will say it again if I am kidnapped don’t pay any ransom. rather pray for me that if it is death, I go in a good way and if I am going to be released that I am not violated.

“As long as we are giving them the money and they hurt people around, they will not change. Collectively as a country, we have to say no, we can not continue to give them our hard-earned money to buy weapons and drugs to kill and maim our children. If we don’t put a stop to this, they will destroy us all. They will even kidnap the person that takes the ransom to them.

“You will see that some of them you even give the ransom and they still kill the person, so you have lost twice,”


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